Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


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Tigne Barracks 1956794 viewsBuild up for Suez.3 commentsPrefect11/29/10 at 03:27phillrose: We were living overlooking Sleima Creek at the tim...
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HMS Undaunted526 viewsOperated out of Malta during Cyprus Patrol Duties 1959/60.
1 commentsrobinwilliams09/29/10 at 19:16Sheila Evans: She was special to many people.
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His Nibs 1949392 views1 commentsPrefect08/06/10 at 13:50Martin Powell: Dat's ma brudda Sylvest - he gotta row o'...
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Empty Creeks 1953536 views5 commentsPrefect08/04/10 at 07:33robinwilliams: She looks spick 'n' span guess she has j...
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Empty Creeks 1953536 views5 commentsPrefect08/04/10 at 02:48Prefect: Forth returning HERE
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Empty Creeks 1953536 views5 commentsPrefect07/31/10 at 11:53robinwilliams: In 1953 Forth went to Spithead for the Coronation ...
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RFA Brown Ranger539 viewsAt Malta 1962.
GRT 3417. Built H&W Glasgow, 1941. 6 Cyl H- B&W. Speed 14.
Based Gibraltar and escort oiler on all Malta convoys and N. African landings. Port oiler Bone and Algiers. Thence Pacific Fleet including Leyte and re-occupation of Honkers and Shankers. Royal tour with Vanguard. Latterly between the Med and Home stations with a venture across the Pacific to support Sir Percivale. Laid up Devonport November 1974 for disposal. Sold for scrap at Gijon, April 1975.
2 commentsPrefect07/28/10 at 17:34Martin Powell: Just like you Phill.
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Empty Creeks 1953536 views5 commentsPrefect07/28/10 at 14:54Prefect: Forth is absent and apart from the laid up ships a...
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Empty Creeks 1953536 views5 commentsPrefect07/28/10 at 12:52robinwilliams: Interesting photo if indeed this is 1953 - its unc...
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RFA Brown Ranger539 viewsAt Malta 1962.
GRT 3417. Built H&W Glasgow, 1941. 6 Cyl H- B&W. Speed 14.
Based Gibraltar and escort oiler on all Malta convoys and N. African landings. Port oiler Bone and Algiers. Thence Pacific Fleet including Leyte and re-occupation of Honkers and Shankers. Royal tour with Vanguard. Latterly between the Med and Home stations with a venture across the Pacific to support Sir Percivale. Laid up Devonport November 1974 for disposal. Sold for scrap at Gijon, April 1975.
2 commentsPrefect07/28/10 at 02:35phillrose: She had a good long action filled life, built them...
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HMS Striker 1951714 viewsWith Tigne Barracks as God intended!5 commentsPrefect07/22/10 at 18:02Martin Powell: Probably what it costs now.
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HMS Striker 1951714 viewsWith Tigne Barracks as God intended!5 commentsPrefect07/22/10 at 12:40sheila macdonald: This brings back wonderful memories. Our MQ block ...
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Postcard - Sepia shot late 1930s687 viewsCan anyone name the Criusers & date it accurately?
Batttleships Warspite & Malaya. Date 1938-9.
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7 commentsdeco.rise06/01/10 at 02:29phillrose: Yes my comment was referring to the lack of ships,...
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Postcard - Sepia shot late 1930s687 viewsCan anyone name the Criusers & date it accurately?
Batttleships Warspite & Malaya. Date 1938-9.
Netlayer Guardian and Carrier is Courageous or Glorious
7 commentsdeco.rise06/01/10 at 01:03Prefect: I think Phill was referring to the lack of ships r...
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Postcard - Sepia shot late 1930s687 viewsCan anyone name the Criusers & date it accurately?
Batttleships Warspite & Malaya. Date 1938-9.
Netlayer Guardian and Carrier is Courageous or Glorious
7 commentsdeco.rise05/31/10 at 18:04Martin Powell: You should've seen it in 1985, filthy, tatty a...
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Postcard - Sepia shot late 1930s687 viewsCan anyone name the Criusers & date it accurately?
Batttleships Warspite & Malaya. Date 1938-9.
Netlayer Guardian and Carrier is Courageous or Glorious
7 commentsdeco.rise05/26/10 at 12:25phillrose: Right Chris, days never to be seen again, I shudde...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/29/10 at 06:05Prefect: No I was 59 - 63.
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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1049 views10 commentsOldBat04/29/10 at 05:55OldBat: Lets just pretend they're midges to add atmosp...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/29/10 at 05:52OldBat: I thought she was a bit before your time?
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/29/10 at 01:45Prefect: I remember Mrs B-K.
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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1049 views10 commentsOldBat04/29/10 at 01:42Prefect: Well I could do it retrospectively but would have ...
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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1049 views10 commentsOldBat04/28/10 at 18:35OldBat: Pity I didn't blow the dust off that slide bef...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/28/10 at 18:32OldBat: A neighbour (widower of Mrs Brett-Knowles who taug...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/28/10 at 04:14Prefect: That may change when Coppermine finally publish a ...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/28/10 at 03:04robinwilliams: Google HMS Collingwood Museum - it will not accept...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 17:27Chris Howells: Thank you guys, Dad being a crab rather than a fis...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 14:18phillrose: Thanks Robin & Prefect, I was not far out!!! Found...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 13:22robinwilliams: 965 and the double bedstead was 965M - 954 was a U...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 13:20Prefect: No Phill, it was 965. See my google bit on the Sli...
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A boat Grand Harbour614 viewsTaken from the deck of Devonia as she was leaving G.H. for the 1966 T.H. school cruise. We were on our way to Libya to pick up some American kids. So pre-Gaddafi when El Adem was still operational.10 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 13:17Prefect: Admiralty "Director" Class paddle tug, p...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 13:11phillrose: Robin, as you are into radar, what is the designat...
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 13:08Prefect: Victorious.
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